In this global world we are living in, Christmas is a festive time in many different nations, although every nation has its own traditions and ways to celebrate it.
As every year, Christmas is about to take Florence with its colorful lights, warm feelings and Panettone-like flavors.
During this month there will be several street markets, like Heidelberg’s in Piazza Santa Croce, where you can find some beautiful Christmas-themed handcrafted works. On Christmas Day (when you have the possibility to attend the midnight mass at the Duomo) and Saint Stephen’s Day (26th of December) you can take a walk around town to visit these street markets and also to see the different displayed crèches, some of which are true artworks.
If you like sacred music, you can come to Il Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino next 19th and 20th to enjoy the Christmas concert, under the direction of Lorenzo Fratini.
And in case these days you stay at Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, you should know that Fiesole will share the Tuscan Christmas’ spirit. Want to go out and have a walk? An Artistic Nativity will be displayed at Villa Rigoli so you can go and see it.
But before Christmas arrives, there will be another thing to celebrate on the 10th of December: the 500th birthday of Machiavelli’s ‘The Prince’.
“The end justifies the means” he said, and we simply want to end saying that we wish you nothing but the best this Festive season.